RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Newmar Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login

Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-11-2019, 05:24 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 57
Broken latch on battery drawer

I checked the water levels on my batteries and the latch on the battery drawer broke. Below is a photo of a part that fell off!

I can't figure out where the part goes, how to put it back together. I managed to close the tray, and gently close the hatch door, so my batteries aren't exposed to the elements at the moment, but I'd like to get it fixed.


I went and asked 3 other Newmar owners in the RV campground but they have different battery trays.


Would any of you be able to send photos of the latch of a 2007 Kountry Star 3910 so I can figure out how to put my latch back together?

Thanks a billion.


__________________

__________________
2007 Kountry Star 39'
Living full time!
vavroom is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-11-2019, 05:52 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
GaryKD's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wellington, Florida
Posts: 13,263
Hi vavroom,
This looks like the part that travels up or down as one lifts the latch. Since the entire latch is welded in place this may not be an easy fix. Consider contacting Newmar CS. Those guys have a way to do just about anything. Also consider leaving it broken! When moving the tray you know how difficult it is and the amount of energy required to get it to move. Along with the shortness of the cables and I doubt the tray is going anyplace but where you leave it.
__________________

__________________
Gary
2005 Newmar KSDP 3910 + GMC ENVOY XUV 37K lbs Moving Down The Road
The Avatar Is Many Times Around The USA
Nobody Knows Your Coach Like Somebody Who Owns One Just Like Yours
GaryKD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2019, 07:10 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 14
The battery tray latch on my '06 Dutch Star broke the same way. Rather than try to find a replacement I bought a couple of pins and drilled holes through the frame and tray and use the pins to hold the tray in place.

The fix has worked for several years, and I don't have to worry about the tray moving during travel. Good luck!
__________________
Vake and Sue
2006 Dutch Star, Sundowner trailer with 2006 Corvette
Vake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2019, 08:18 PM   #4
1977-2006
 
USMCRET's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,751
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vake View Post
The battery tray latch on my '06 Dutch Star broke the same way. Rather than try to find a replacement I bought a couple of pins and drilled holes through the frame and tray and use the pins to hold the tray in place.



The fix has worked for several years, and I don't have to worry about the tray moving during travel. Good luck!


Same here.
__________________
2005 Newmar KSDP 3910
ISC on a Spartan
USMCRET is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2019, 08:09 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
stang37's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 392
I have the same latch on my Ventana. I haven't had an issues yet, but my battery tray came with pins that drop down thru the tray rails on each side in the front. I believe the pins (1/4" dia.) would be sufficient to keep the tray from moving without the latch.
__________________
2016 Newmar Ventana 4002
2018 JL Wrangler sport
stang37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2019, 08:18 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Scottybdivin's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Spicewood Texas (West of Austin)
Posts: 4,244
I agree. When I rebuilt my tray and expanded my battery bank from 6 to 8, I didn't trust the latch alone. Someone here posted a photo of theirs. I drilled a hole for a standard pin used on a receiver hitch. I was going to put one on each side, but it was so secure by the one, I felt it was unecessary.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0795.jpg
Views:	22
Size:	169.9 KB
ID:	231705  
__________________
Scotty and Kristen, Airedales Dagny and Wyatt
2007 Newmar Mountain Aire 4528, 450 HP ISM, Allison 4000, 8 Trojan T-105's
2014 F150 4x4 Crew Cab Platinum 157" WB
Roadmaster Blackhawk 2, RVI2 Brake System
Scottybdivin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2019, 08:25 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
palehorse89's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 8,580
2 big bolts in the drain holes......my latch has been gone for a long time.......
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC07610.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	345.4 KB
ID:	231706  
__________________
2000 Newmar MADP 4060, 350ISC, Spartan MM, IFS 2011 Jeep JK, M&G Braking, 2014 MTI 27' Hog Hauler, Wireless brake control, 2006Ultra & 1989 Springer
palehorse89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2019, 09:57 AM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 57
Thanks everyone! I think I might end up going for the drill a hole and add a pin solution!
__________________

__________________
2007 Kountry Star 39'
Living full time!
vavroom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
battery



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sofa drawer replacement latch RonPatt MH-General Discussions & Problems 1 06-17-2009 09:12 AM
Drawer Latch Problems Magic Newmar Owner's Forum 4 10-28-2008 11:06 AM
Drawer closure latch DonGee Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 5 07-24-2008 06:50 PM
Drawer Latch not holding well FrankO Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10 12-08-2007 11:21 AM
Drawer Latch Rip-Off teofff Monaco Owner's Forum 16 08-28-2007 07:21 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.